NRA's Vision of America 'Repugnant'
By Margaret Carlson
Wayne LaPierre, chief executive officer of the National Rifle Association, must think that most Americans are as monomaniacal as he is. At his much-awaited press conference Friday, he cited every reason but guns for the shootings in Newtown, Connecticut. His vision of America is a country awash in military-style assault weapons.
The thought of stationing armed guards at every school is repugnant. It's also impractical. The same goes for building a database of the violently mentally ill. Even if we spent the billions of dollars necessary to make these ideas reality, we wouldn't be any safer. To understand why, all we have to do is subject these ideas to the same test LaPierre uses when asked about stricter gun-control laws: Would they have stopped the massacre in Newtown?
Let's take the database first. Leave aside the notion that conservatives hate the federal government keeping information on people. Collecting it would be a nightmare, requiring that other laws protecting medical privacy be pushed aside.
A federal database wouldn't have stopped Adam Lanza, either, because he wouldn't have made it into LaPierre's database. He wouldn't have been in anyone's files. He apparently was a loner who'd given no sign that he would turn into a monster. There's no evidence that he so much as shot a BB gun at a neighborhood mailbox. He was an example of the classic "keeps to himself" profile -- until he wasn't.
As for schools, even if we put armed guards in every one of the 100,000 or so public elementary and secondary schools in the U.S., would they have been able to stop Lanza? He had hundreds of rounds of ammunition when he arrived at Sandy Hook Elementary. What kind of escalation in firepower would you need to supply to the unemployed security guards and laid-off police officers LaPierre wants to hire to defend against that?
What a world LaPierre wants us to live in — all because he believes the Founders envisioned citizens armed with assault weapons defending themselves against a corrupt government. Sadly, I've yet to hear a Republican in the House disagree with him.
Publicado: 12-23-2012 09:51 AM
Publicado: 12-23-2012 06:40 PM
sabemos que es poderosa la asociacion del rifle, y que hay intereses muy fuertes de por medio, primeros los fabricantes, segundo la mafia, y todo lo que mueve estos intereses codiciosos, que manipulan como marionetas a los politicos, y que ni el presidente de una gran nacion parece tener el poder, para detener este monstruo de poder, aqui bien claro deja saber el vicepresidente de la NRA, y sus representantes que no le interesan las matanzas que han ocurrido, que para ellos no es necesario prohibir la ventas de armas de alto riesgo, como son las de asalto, para diganme ustedes para que necesitan las personas de familia rifles de alto poder, mire la preofesora mama de alan lanza, mantenia municiones de alto riesgo en casa, diganme para que, por favor asociasion del rifle no sean tan *****, y dejen de aun lado el poder,
PRESIDENTE BARACK OBAMA ESPRAMOS QUE USE TODA SU FUERZA Y CAMBIE TO DO EN CUANTO A LEYES DE ARMA NO MAS RIFLES DE ALTO PODER, ESTA EN SUS MANOS, NOS EDEJE CHANTAJEAR POR ESOS ***** SIN ESCRUPULOS.
Publicado: 12-24-2012 02:26 AM
Publicado: 12-24-2012 10:38 AM
OBAMA ES UN "HEDONISTA" QUIEN PONE EN EL LUGAR DE DIOS,PRIMERO LA LIBERTAD INDIVIDUAL,PERO SOLO PARA ENMASCARAR UNA REALIDAD MAS VERGONZOSA;EL DERECHO DE CADA UNO PARA HACER LO QUE LE DE LA GANA.
DE ALLI EL DESCARO DEL GOBIERNO PARA IMPONER SU PUNTO DE VISTA CON RESPECTO A LA LEGALIZACION DEL USO DE DROGAS COMO LA MARIHUANA; PARA LUEGO LIBERAR CUALQUIER TRABA LEGAL NO SOLO A LA ANTICONCEPCION SINO TAMBIEN AL ABORTO,A IMPONER EL "DERECHO" AL "MATRIMONIO" DE DOS DEL MISMO SEXO,ETCETERA.
CON QUE AUTORIDAD MORAL PUEDE LEGISLAR CON RESPECTO AL USO DE ARMAS DE FUEGO.
Publicado: 12-30-2012 06:21 PM